Mavericks Rumors & News

  • Mavericks owner Mark Cuban considering 2020 presidential run

    Sporting News "Mark Cuban has his eye on the United States presidency although he hasn't said directly that he will run in 2020. On the "Rich Eisen Show" Tuesday, the Mavericks owner spoke on a lot of issues, but some of what he and Eisen discussed was the possibility that he is considering making a run for..." August 23

  • Rookie survey: Dallas Mavericks' Dennis Smith Jr. stands out from crowd "Last year's rookie class was, to put it nicely, underwhelming. Malcolm Brogdon won the Kia Rookie of the Year, having averaged just 10.2 points and 4.2 assists per game. Joel Embiid played just 31 games and Dario Saric wasn't very efficient. No. 1 pick Ben Simmons didn't play and the guy -- Kris..." August 22

  • Nerlens Noel Hires Rich Paul as New Agent

    SLAM Online "Locked in a stalemate with the Mavericks over a contract extension, Nerlens Noel has hired Rich Paul of Klutch Sports to become his new agent. Noel is reportedly looking for a max deal and has become frustrated with the negotiations so far. Paul is one of the most powerful agents in the NBA,..." August 22

  • Mavs Center Noel Switches Agents in Search of Max Deal

    NBC Dallas Fort Worth "So Nerlens Noel fired his agent and will sign with Dan Fegan. Big whoop. He still isn’t going to get a max deal from Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban this summer. Cuban would be foolish to pay the 23-year old more than he has to. No other NBA clubs tried to sign the restricted 6-11..." August 20

  • Jeff Withey, Mavericks Agree To Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks have agreed to a deal with Jeff Withey, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical (Twitter link). The scribe adds that the pact will be for one season. Withey spent the last two seasons backing up Rudy Gobert on the Jazz and Utah renounced the rights to the Kansas product last..." August 18

  • Dennis Smith says Phil Jackson had him eat octopus tentacle during pre-draft meeting

    New York Daily News "Before Phil Jackson passed on perhaps the most exciting prospect of the 2017 rookie class, the Knicks president encouraged Dennis Smith Jr. to eat an exotic delicacy. “We went out to some restaurant and they had me eat some octopus, like an actual octopus tentacle,” Smith Jr. told the Daily..." August 12

  • NBA expected to approve player-resting rules

    Chicago Sun-Times "NBA owners are expected to approve player-resting rules in September designed to cut back on teams benching healthy players for regular-season games, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak..." August 10

  • Mavs rookie Dennis Smith Jr. signs with upstart Under Armour

    ESPN "The most marketable NBA players are typically guards. Players with the ball in their hands -- explosive attackers with an endless flair to their game. As kids look up to and spend endless hours in front-yard hoops emulating their every move, brands are left constantly looking for the next great..." August 08

  • Nowitzki praises Porzingis: 'He's the whole package'

    The Score "A budding bromance formed during the NBA Africa Games tour. New York Knicks sophomore Kristaps Porzingis has spent most of the excursion learning from Dallas Mavericks veteran Dirk Nowitzki, who has been more than willing to share his wisdom with the next great European import. Porzingis and..." August 07

  • Dirk: 'A little unfortunate' that Noel is still a free agent

    Sports Day "Leave it to Dirk Nowitzki to understate the heck out of the obvious. In his first comments about the new contract he signed last month, Nowitzki made it clear that it's a close, give-and-take relationship with owner Mark Cuban that led him to sign a two-year deal worth $5 million this season..." August 04

  • Don't expect resolution between Mavs, Noel soon

    Sports Day "Question: Do you have any kind of update on [Nerlens] Nerlens? And actually, how long can this staredown even go before something literally just has to happen? Sefko: Nothing HAS to happen until Oct. 16, when the qualifying offer expires. Until then, the Noel camp can hang loose and wait for..." August 03

  • Mavericks To Sign P.J. Dozier

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks have reached an agreement to bring P.J. Dozier to the team, Adrian Wojnarowski of tweets. The scribe adds that the deal will only be partially guaranteed. The combo guard spent two seasons at South Carolina where he scored 10.4 points per game and shot slightly under..." July 27

  • NBA Sees Expansion As Inevitable But Not Sure On Timeline

    Real GM Basketball "In an interview in June with C.J. McCollum for The Players Tribune, Adam Silver talked about expansion. "I think it's just a question of when's the right time to seriously start thinking about expansion," said Adam Silver. "Think about the state we're in the league right now, where amazing to..." July 26

  • Mavs, Heat, Pacers interested in Brandon Rush

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat, and the Indiana Pacers have been among the teams showing interest in small forward Brandon Rush, according to ESPN 1500’s Darren Wolfson. All of these three teams could use his three-and-D mold to improve their depth off the bench. Rush spent four of his..." July 21

  • Nico Brussino moving on after one season with Mavericks; is replacement on the way?

    Sports Day "The Mavericks on Thursday let the deadline pass without guaranteeing the contract of Nicolas Brussino for the upcoming season. Without guaranteed money, the Mavericks were expecting the second-year swingman to pursue other options, most likely in Europe. A source said there is interest in..." July 20

  • Adam Silver predicts legal sports gambling ‘in the next few years’

    Larry Brown Sports "Long bullish regarding the prospect of legalizing sports gambling in the United States, NBA commissioner Adam Silver thinks it will happen sooner rather than later. Silver said Wednesday that he expects sports betting to be legalized within a few years, saying it would provide “enormous..." July 20

  • Agent: Nerlens Noel 'very disappointed' with where negotiations stand with Mavericks

    Sports Day "The Mavericks' negotiations with Nerlens Noel remain far apart and the representative for the fourth-year center said Tuesday that the situation could drag on well into the summer. Noel, 23, is a restricted free agent, meaning the Mavericks can match any offer he might get from another..." July 18

  • NBA eliminates home and road uniforms, teases new Nike jerseys

    CBS Sports "NBA games will look a lot different next season, as the league has uniform major changes planned as they begin their partnership with Nike. One of the big changes in store is that the league is doing away with home and away jerseys, so expect to see plenty of color vs. color uniform matchups..." July 18

  • Dirk Nowitzki to Big3? Ice Cube certainly hopes so

    Sports Day "When the fledgling 3-on-3 basketball league the BIG3 comes to Dallas on July 30, Mavericks fans will see a familiar face on the court at the American Airlines Center -- former Mav DeShawn Stevenson, who is taking advantage of the opportunity to keep hooping in his post-NBA career. But if the..." July 14

  • Mavs reportedly considering Jonathon Simmons pursuit

    Larry Brown Sports "Jonathon Simmons may not have to travel very far to find his next NBA team. Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan reports on Thursday that the Dallas Mavericks are considering a pursuit of Simmons but also notes the likely price point. Simmons, 27, averaged 6.2 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.6 assists..." July 14

  • The NBA Is Reportedly Moving Up The Trade Deadline Next Season

    Dime Magazine "The NBA trade deadline has, for years, happened after the NBA All-Star break. The weekend breeds trade rumors as executives have the chance to meet in person and reporters dig for details of those discussions amid the parties and festivities. Then, the week after celebrating the league’s best,..." July 13

  • Mavericks Sign Maxi Kleber

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks have reached a deal with German forward Maxi Kleber, according to Emiliano Carchia of Sportando. It will be a minimum contract containing a partial guarantee, tweets Tim MacMahon of" July 12

  • Adam Silver: Changing NBA playoff structure 'not at top of agenda right now'

    CBS Sports "There has been talk for years about disregarding conferences when it comes to the NBA playoffs and seeding the teams 1-16 based on records. The idea resurfaced recently, after All-Stars Paul George and Jimmy Butler were traded to the Western Conference, making it even more formidable than it..." July 12

  • Report: Nerlens Noel, Mavericks not close to a deal

    Clutch Points "Former Philadelphia 76ers big man Nerlens Noel has spent the last half of the season with the Dallas Mavericks. Dallas traded center Andrew Bogut and forward Justin Anderson to the Sixers in exchange for the young center. During his tenure in Dallas, Noel averaged 8.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per..." July 12

  • Olympic Channel to air all original broadcasts of 1992 Dream Team's gold medal run

    SI "We live in an endless era of basketball debates—LeBron versus Durant, should you or should you not trust The Process, and is Danny Ainge crazy or crazy like a leprechaun? Here’s the one thing most pro basketball fans can agree on is this: The 1992 United States Olympic Team is the greatest in the..." July 12

  • Cuban forced Mavs rookie to delete stupid tweets upon being drafted

    USA Today "The Dallas Mavericks selected NC State guard Dennis Smith Jr. with the No. 9 pick in last month’s draft, and NBA Twitter did what NBA Twitter loves to do and went through his Twitter account. Shortly after the selection, some fans uncovered Smith’s old tweets — including a NSFW tweet from 2012..." July 10

  • Heat paid Mavericks $5.1 million (!) in trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Warriors set a record by paying $3.5 million for a draft pick, the rights to No. 38 pick Jordan Bell this year. The Heat just topped that payout in a trade. Miami paid the Mavericks $5.1 million – the maximum amount allowed this season by the new Collective Bargaining Agreement – in the..." July 10

  • Mark Cuban Says Mavericks Wouldn't Be Rebuilding in Eastern Conference

    Bleacher Report "Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said geography has essentially handcuffed the Mavs as they embark on what appears to be a rebuilding phase. During Dallas' Las Vegas Summer League clash with the Phoenix Suns, Cuban said playing in the Western Conference has forced the franchise's hand, per..." July 10

  • Wilson Chandler says Knicks shouldn’t have passed on Dennis Smith

    Yardbarker "Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler thinks the New York Knicks’ decision to draft Frank Ntilikina as their point guard of the future over Dennis Smith Jr. may ultimately come back to haunt them. Chandler, himself a former Knick, said in a tweet on Sunday that the Knicks shouldn’t have passed..." July 10

  • Heat To Send Josh McRoberts, Future 2nd Rounder To Mavs For A.J. Hammons

    Real GM Basketball "The Miami Heat have agreed to send Josh McRoberts and a future second round pick to the Dallas Mavericks for A.J. Hammons." July 06

  • No, Derrick Rose is not going to be a Dallas Maverick, source confirms

    Sports Day "Despite what might be emanating out of cyberspace, don't get any ideas about Derrick Rose coming to the Mavericks. A source said that the Mavericks are not in the market for Rose, even though they have had good success in the past with players coming off major injuries. They already have a..." July 06

  • Mavericks finalizing 2-year, $10 million deal with Dirk Nowitzki

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Mavericks are finalizing a two-year, $10 million deal with talisman Dirk Nowitzki, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. The deal is set-up to include a second year team-option. Nowitzki and the team mutually agreed to opt out of his prior contract late last month, hoping he could be..." July 06

  • Hawks interested in Nerlens Noel

    Number Fire "The Atlanta Hawks are showing interest in restricted free agent Nerlens Noel, according to HoopsHype's Alex Kennedy. What It Means: While this is definitely an interesting fold in the Noel market, the Dallas Mavericks can match any offer the restricted free agent receives. And Dallas has..." July 05

  • Mavericks Trade Jarrod Uthoff To Rockets

    Hoops Rumors "After completing six trades on Wednesday, the Rockets are back at it today. Houston has acquired forward Jarrod Uthoff from Dallas in exchange for cash considerations, the Mavericks announced in a press release. Uthoff, 24, signed a 10-day contract with the Mavs in March, then stuck around for..." June 29

  • Mavericks trade DeAndre Liggins to Rockets

    Fanrag Sports "The Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday traded shooting guard DeAndre Liggins to the Houston Rockets in exchange for cash considerations, according to Marc J. Spears of ESPN’s The Undefeated. The guard was claimed off waivers by the Mavs on April 11 from the Cavs, who waived Liggins two days prior in..." June 28

  • Dirk Nowitzki wins 2016-17 Twyman–Stokes Teammate of the Year, says he hopes to be around 'a couple more years'

    Dallas Morning News "In what may be one of the most well-deserved awards to be handed out at the inaugural NBA Awards show this evening, Dirk Nowitzki won Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year. The Big German's reputation in the locker room is unscathed, with nearly every teammate or ex-teammate having nothing but..." June 27

  • Dirk Nowitzki Contract Option Declined by Mavericks

    Bleacher Report "Dirk Nowitzki's hefty $25 million contract option has been declined by the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, though he is expected to sign a new deal and return to the Mavs for his 20th NBA season in 2017-18, per Marc Stein of ESPN. Stein reported the sides are "strongly considering" a two-year..." June 25

  • Report | Mavericks sign undrafted forward Johnathan Motley

    Fanrag Sports "The Dallas Mavericks have signed undrafted forward Johnathan Motley to a two-way NBA contract, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. A “two-way contract” means that the player can play in both the D-League and the NBA. The 22-year-old Motley spent three years at Baylor..." June 24

  • Mavericks Will Sign Motley To Two-Way Contract

    Hoops Rumors "Power forward Johnathan Motley of Baylor has agreed to a two-way contract with the Mavericks, tweets Shams Charania of The Vertical. The two-way deal, a feature of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, permits teams to keep two extra players under their control, even if they aren’t on the..." June 24

  • How Mark Cuban Ensured That The Mavs’ NBA Draft Pick Wouldn’t Get Leaked

    Uproxx "2017’s NBA Draft night wasn’t what everyone anticipated, but it sure kept people tuned in. A blockbuster Jimmy Butler trade, some lateral moves by other teams, and a lot of misdirection made for a fun-filled night of rumors and more. As per usual for the past few seasons, The Vertical’s Adrian..." June 24

  • Re-signing Nerlens Noel Mavericks’ top off-season priority

    Pro Basketball Talk "This is a Mark Cuban owned team, you don’t think the Mavericks are going to make a serious run at a free agent come July 1? Pelicans’ point guard Jrue Holiday has long been known to be a target, but there will be others. But keeping their new core together, including restricted free agent..." June 24

  • Mavericks exercise Yogi Ferrell's team option for 2017-18

    Bleacher Report "Following an impressive rookie season, the Dallas Mavericks reportedly exercised their 2017-18 contract option on point guard Yogi Ferrell on Saturday. Tim MacMahon of ESPN reported the news, with Mike Fisher of confirming the report and noting Ferrell will make $1.3..." June 24

  • Ratings for 2017 NBA Draft on ESPN are up from 2016

    Awful Announcing "This year’s NBA Draft which had plenty of buzz going into the event certainly scored for ESPN. The Draft averaged a 2.7 overnight rating which is up 13% from last year’s event. It peaked at a 4.0 rating in the 8:15-8:30 p.m. ET quarter-hour. ESPN is really ecstatic about its streaming numbers...." June 23

  • Mavs, Timberwolves Discussed Rubio, Matthews

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks and Timberwolves discussed a potential trade that would have sent Ricky Rubio and the No. 7 pick to Dallas in exchange for Wesley Matthews and the No. 9 pick, reports Tim MacMahon of However, a source described those talks as “dead” at this point, according to MacMahon, who..." June 22

  • Mavs were unwilling to give up No. 9 pick for D’Angelo Russell

    Larry Brown Sports "Many saw the return that the Los Angeles Lakers got from the Brooklyn Nets for D’Angelo Russell as somewhat low, but that may have had something to do with his perceived trade value around the league. Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan reported on Tuesday that the Dallas Mavericks were unwilling to..." June 21

  • Frank Ntilikina drawing interest from Knicks and now Mavericks ahead of NBA Draft

    New York Daily News "Apparently Frank Ntilikina has another committed suitor for the NBA draft. For now, that competition -- the Mavericks -- chooses after the Knicks. Vincent Collet, who is Ntilikina’s coach in France, will be on the staff of Dallas’ Summer League team, according to ESPN. What Collet’s reported..." June 20

  • Mavs Serious Contenders To Sign Jrue Holiday, Justin Holiday

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks have emerged as serious contenders to sign point guard Jrue Holiday in free agency, according to Jake Fischer of (Twitter links). Fischer reports that Dallas is also a contender to sign free-agent-to-be swingman Justin Holiday, which would allow the Holiday brothers to play on..." June 14

  • Warriors consultant Steve Nash won his first NBA championship

    Hoops Hype "Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash never made it to the Finals. But as a player developmental consultant for the Warriors, he got his first title. Nash, 43, began working with Golden State in November of 2015. Steve Kerr, who is the coach of the Warriors, was the GM of the Suns from 2007 until 2010...." June 13

  • Glaring needs for 2017 NBA Draft Lottery teams

    Sportsnaut "The countdown has officially begun for the 2017 NBA Draft. This year stands to be one of the deepest drafts in recent memory, with solid players throughout the lottery and deep into the first round. It’s also one of the most consequential. The Boston Celtics — not listed here because they..." June 13

  • Why the Mavericks are likely to opt out on the final year of Dirk Nowitzki's contract

    Sports Day "Everybody points to re-signing Nerlens Noel as the Mavericks' No. 1 priority when free agency opens on July 1. In reality, the situation with Dirk Nowitzki is more intriguing. Not because he'll be playing with anyone other than the Mavericks next season. For that matter, Noel won't be going..." June 12